Soyuz TMA-01M (ISS 24S) (Soyuz-FG launched on Oct. 7, 2010)

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Launch time: 23:10 GMT (7:10 pm EDT)
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the manned Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station with members of the next Expedition crew. The capsule will remain at the station for about six months, providing an escape pod for the crew.

Soyuz TMA-01M Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_TMA-01M

Live coverage from NasaTV:
http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1369080 (Quality: 150k)
http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1368162 (Quality: 300k)
http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1368570 (Quality: 500k)
http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1368163 (Quality: 1200k)
These are direct stream links, so you might have to copy & paste these to your media player to make them work.

Spaceflight Now's Livestream: http://www.livestream.com/spaceflightnow (usually less live lag than Yahoo's streams)
TV-Tsenki Livestream: http://www.tv-tsenki.com/livechoose.php

Soyuz TMA Launch Animation:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxFrfdRa-S4[/youtube]

Crew


NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (left), Expedition 25 flight engineer and Expedition 26 commander; along with Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri (center) and Oleg Skripochka, both Expedition 25/26 flight engineers, pose for a portrait following an Expedition 25/26 preflight press conference at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

Scott Kelly's Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_J._Kelly
Alexander Kaleri's Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Kaleri
Oleg Skripochka's Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleg_Skripochka
NASA Astronaut Pages: http://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/
Russian Astronaut Pages: http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... naut.ru%2F
(without Google Translation: http://astronaut.ru)

Soyuz-FG Launch Vehicle

Soyuz launch vehicle belongs to R7 rocket family.

Russianspaceweb Soyuz LV Page: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/soyuz_lv.html
Soyuz-FG Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz-FG
Soyuz Rocket Family Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_(rocket_family)
Astronautix Soyuz Page: http://www.astronautix.com/lvs/soyuz.htm
Samara Space Centre Soyuz-FG Page: http://www.samspace.ru/ENG/RN/souz_fg.htm
SuzyMcHale's Soyuz Page: http://suzymchale.com/ruspace/rocksoyuz.html
TsSKB-Progress Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TsSKB-Progress (Soyuz launch vehicle manufacturer)



Soyuz-FG First Stage:

One RD-108 engine burning LOX/RP1.

NPO Energomarsh RD-107 & RD-108 Page: http://www.npoenergomash.ru/eng/engines/rd107/
Astronautix RD-108 Page: http://www.astronautix.com/engines/rd108.htm



Soyuz-FG Boosters: (Stage 0)

Four boosters each having one RD-107A engine burning LOX/RP1.

NPO Energomarsh RD-107 & RD-108 Page: http://www.npoenergomash.ru/eng/engines/rd107/
Astronautix RD-107 Page: http://www.astronautix.com/engines/rd107.htm



Soyuz-FG Second Stage:

One RD-0110 engine burning LOX/RP1.

Khrunichev RD-0110 Page: http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=101&lang=en



Soyuz-TMA Spacecraft

Russianspaceweb Soyuz Spacecraft Page: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/soyuz.html
Soyuz Spacecraft Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_(spacecraft)
Soyuz-TMA Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz-TMA
NASA's Soyuz Page: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stati ... index.html
NASA's Interactive Soyuz Page: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/ass ... soyuz.html
NASA's Soyuz Spacecraft Details Page: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stati ... etail.html



Baikonur Kosmodrome

Baikonur Kosmodrome Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baikonur_Cosmodrome
Russianspaceweb Baikonur Page: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/baikonur.html
Russianspaceweb Baikonur Downrange Page: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/baikonur_downrange.html
Russianspaceweb Baikonur Facilities Page: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/baikonur_facilities.html
Historical Photos from Baikonur Kosmodrome: http://www.buran.ru/htm/baykonur.htm
NASA's Baikonur Page: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stati ... konur.html
Google Maps Link: http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&q=45.96 ... 30341&z=15
Baikonur-info.ru: http://translate.google.com/translate?j ... l=ru&tl=en
(without Google Translation: http://www.baikonur-info.ru/)

 
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http://www.federalspace.ru : Roscosmos Head Anatoly Perminov Approves the Patch of the Soyuz TMA-01M and Soyuz TMA-20 Crews
:: 11.09.2010

The Head of the Russian Federal Space Agency Anatoly Perminov approved the patch of the next crews to fly to the International Space Station in Russian vehicles Soyuz TMA-01M and Soyuz TMA-20.

The patches are based on the drawings by Alexander Turovsky, Michurinsk, Tambov region, and Marina Korolenko, Snezhnogorsk, Murmansk region.
Both winners of traditional Roscosmos’ patch contest are invited to come to Baikonur to witness the two upcoming launches.


Drawing by Alexander Turovsky


Drawing by Marina Korolenko

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Patch has this binary sequence:

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Which can be converted with binary to text converter as: STMA-01M
 
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Zipi":hiscrayw said:
Patch has this binary sequence:

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Which can be converted with binary to text converter as: STMA-01M
Nice one :)
 
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www.federalspace.ru : New ISS Crew Passes Preflight Exams
:: 15.09.2010

Twо-day-integrated training began yesterday in Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.
The mission of Russian Soyuz TMA-01M crew vehicle is rather special this time, due to new systems installed in the ‘digital’ version of the Soyuz.
According to the Soyuz commander Alexander Kaleri, one of the main tasks for the crew during the mission slated to begin on October 8, is to perform flight testing of the new systems – new onboard computer and telemetry system.
Kaleri is one of the most experienced Russian cosmonauts, GCTC Chief Sergey Krikalev states. “Kaleri can work without any preparation, he can even teach the instructors, due to his experience… This is very important this time, as the crew training was carried out in parallel with the Soyuz development”, Krikalev says.
He also added that two Russians are in the Soyuz crew this time in order to “improve mission reliability”.
The integrated training traditionally cover two steps. Prime crew led by Kaleri, with Oleg Skipochka and Scott Kelly, passed the exam in the ISS RS mockup. Their backup, Sergey Volkov, Oleg Kononenko and Ronald Garan, were showing their skills in the Soyuz simulator. Today the crews will swap.
After the exams, Commission will evaluate knowledge of the crews, giving them 5-point marks. To fly, the crew must get 4.8 minimum.
Inter-agency Board will meet on Sept. 17 to approve the crews.

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www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-01M Leak Check Completed
:: 15.09.2010

Tests of Soyuz TMA-01M crew vehicle to be launched from Baikonur on Oct. 8 continue.

Vacuum chamber tests are completed.

The vehicle is now accommodated in the test bench for further prelaunch verifications.

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www.federalspace.ru : Interagency Board Approves Soyuz TMA-01M Crews
:: 17.09.2010

Interagency Board this morning approved the crews of the Soyuz TMA-01M crew vehicle slated to fly to the International Space Station from Baikonur on Oct. 8.
Prime crew comprises commander Alexander Kaleri and flight engineers Oleg Skripochka and Scott Kelly. Their backup- Sergey Volkov, Oleg Kononenko and Ronald Garan.
The Soyuz with new digital onboard computer and telemetry system is scheduled to dock to the ISS on Oct. 10.

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www.federalspace.ru : Cosmonauts and Astronauts Can Visit Any ISS Segment
:: 19.09.2010

Russian cosmonauts and NASA astronauts can visit Russian and US segments of the International Space Station, GCTC Chief Sergey Krikalev said questioned by RIA Novosti during traditional press conference of Soyuz TMA-01M crew.
Asked about ‘segmenting’ of the ISS, Krikalev said that there were no borders onboard the station, so cosmonauts and astronauts can move freely in the ISS.
Soyuz commander Alexander Kaleri added that ISS crews have meals together in one or the other segment. The crews are not inclined to violate this tradition.
 
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g02meEV6hI4[/youtube]

This is my 999th post at SDC. :cool:
 
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Nice to see, and i hope many more :D :cool:

This time there will be monkey flying along, no need for guessing, official :
http://www.federalspace.ru : Plush Monkey to Indicate Zero-Gravity in Soyuz TMA-01M
:: 20.09.2010

Plush monkey will become a talisman for the new expedition of the International Space Station. The monkey will also indicate weightlessness in the Soyuz TMA-01M vehicle during the launch sequence, Soyuz commander Alexander Kaleri told news media during the pre-flight conference at GCTC.
Speaking about the mission, Kaleri said that the crew is to make 3 EVAs and to carry out a variety of scientific experiments, including unique Plasma Crystal he personally likes best.
Soyuz TMA-01M is due to fly from Baikonur on Oct. 8, RIA Novosti informs.

http://www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-01M Flight Computer may be Applied in the Advanced Crew Vehicle
:: 20.09.2010

The Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft has undergone the upgrade before the launch slated for October, the next space mission commander Aleksander Kaleri told a press conference in Zvezdny Gorodok in the Moscow region Friday.
Kaleri said that the flight control system and telemetry systems have been modernized.
According to Kaleri, the new Soyuz computer may be installed on the advanced crew vehicle developed currently by RSC-Energia, RIA Novosti informs.
The Soyuz TMA-01M will be launched from the Baikonur in Kazakhstan in October 8.
The new main crew consists of two Russian cosmonauts, Aleksander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka, and one American astronaut, Scott Kelly.
The replacement crew includes Sergey Volkov, Oleg Kononenko and Ronald Garan.
 
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www.federalspace.ru : Gagarin’s Launch Pad Prepared for Human Space Launch
:: 21.09.2010

Soyuz TMA-01M launch campaign continues at Baikonur. The vehicle with three crew members onboard is scheduled to fly to the International Space Station on Oct. 8.
TSENKI’s subsidiary- Yuzhny Space Center carries out prelaunch processing at pad 1 of the space port- Gagarin’s launch pad.
In parallel, the equipment of filling station 31 is being prepared for further prop tanking into the Soyuz propulsion system.
Baikonur’s pad 1 - the site used to launch Soyuzes – is the most famous launch pad in the world. R-7 blasted off from here on Oct. 4 to loft the first satellite, and Yury Gagarin also started his world-first space mission from pad 1, opening the ear of human space exploration.
The facility was built in 1955 – 1957. More than 100 human space vehicles, first Moon, Mars, Venus stations flew from pad 1.
This launch pad is used intensively until now. Up to 10 rockets of Soyuz-U and Soyuz-FG type are launched from this facility to orbit Soyuz-TMA crew and Progress cargo vehicles to the International Space Station.

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http://www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-01M Crews Arrive at Baikonur
:: 26.09.2010

Soyuz TMA-01M crews arrived at Baikonur yesterday.
Prime crew comprises commander Alexander Kaleri and flight engineers Oleg Skripochka and Scott Kelly. Their backup- Sergey Volkov, Oleg Kononenko and Ronald Garan.
Today the crews will begin their preflight training. First session in the Soyuz TMA-01M crew vehicle will take place this morning at site 254.
The launch is to occur on October 8.

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Photo credit: S.Sergeev (Yuzhny Space Center)
 
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www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-01М Crew: First Fit Check at Baikonur
:: 26.09.2010

Soyuz TMA-01М prime and backup crews performed the first fit check with the Soyuz crew vehicle at Baikonur today.
Instructed by RSC-Energia first vice-president Nikolay Zelenschikov, cosmonauts and astronauts began their training session.
The crew vehicle acceptance was carried out first by the prime crew - Alexander Kaleri and flight engineers Oleg Skripochka and Scott Kelly. They also put on their space suits for the leak tesing and performed fit check of the seat liners.
Backup crew- Sergey Volkov, Oleg Kononenko and Ronald Garan- were next to check the vehicle.
In addition, the crews verified the kits to fly in the Soyuz and tested Iridium telephone link.
The next fit check session is to take place on Oct. 2.

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So they have Iridium onboard for emergency purposes I suppose.
 
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http://www.federalspace.ru : ISS International Crew Raises Flags of their Countries at Baikonur
:: 27.09.2010

Following one of Baikonur’s traditions, Soyuz TMA-01M crews- prime (Alexander Kaleri (Roscosmos), Oleg Skripochka (Roscosmos), Scott Kelly (NASA)), and backup (Sergey Volkov, Oleg Kononenko and Ronald Garan) - raised the flags of their native countries and the flag of Kazakhstan at GCTC premises of the space port this morning.
The ceremony was also attended by officials of Roscosmos, Baikonur administration, representatives of the Kazakhstan Republic, NASA, Space Forces, and many others.
Evgeny Anisimov, Roscosmos’ Department Head at Baikonur, said in his welcome speech that all space industry was working hard to support the upcoming launch of the Soyuz TMA-01M crew vehicle.

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Photo credit: Yuzhny Space Center
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http://www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-01M Crews Continue Preflight Training at Baikonur
:: 29.09.2010

Soyuz TMA-01M crews- prime (Alexander Kaleri (Roscosmos), Oleg Skripochka (Roscosmos), Scott Kelly (NASA)), and backup (Sergey Volkov, Oleg Kononenko and Ronald Garan) run their preflight training sessions at the training facility of GCTC at Baikonur, site 17.
The crews study onboard files and Soyuz TMA-M mission program, ISS ODFs, run through manual docking sims.
Soyuz TMA-01M launch to the International Space Station is slated for Oct. 8.

Roscosmos PAO

http://www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-M Tanked. Progress M-08M Acoustic Tests Completed
:: 29.09.2010

Baikonur’s experts completed propellant and pressurized gases loading into the Soyuz TMA-M propulsion system tanks. The vehicle is not at site 254, prepared for fairing incapsulation.
In the same building, Progress M-0M undergoes prelaunch processing. Tests of the Progress’ RF systems in the acoustic chamber have been completed. The vehicle is prepared for vacuum tests.
Soyuz TMA-M is slated for launch to the International Space Station on Oct. 8, at 05.10 MSK.
The Progress is to fly to the same destination on Oct. 27.

Roscosmos PAO

http://www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-01М Prime Crew: Alexander Kaleri - Commander
:: 29.09.2010


Soyuz TMA-01М Prime Crew - Commander
KALERY Alexander Yurievich


nstructor-Test Cosmonaut First Class
S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Russia

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
May 13, 1956, Yurmala, Latvian SSR (Latvia).
Farther - Kaleri, Yuri Borisovich, b. 1917-1993.
Mother - Kaleri (Arefieva), Antonina Petrovna, b. 1917.
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http://www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-01М Prime Crew: Oleg Skripochka - Flight Engineer
:: 29.09.2010


Soyuz TMA-01М Prime Crew - Flight Engineer
SKRIPOCHKA Oleg Ivanovich


Test Cosmonaut of S.P.Korolev Rocket and
Space Corporation Energia, Russia

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: December 24, 1969, town of Nevinnomyssk, Stavropol Territory, RSFSR (Russia).
Father: Ivan Semyonovich Skripochka, born in 1947, military, artilleryman, retired lieutenant-colonel.
Mother: Galina Yefimovna Skripochka, born 18.01.1948, Senior assistant to Head of Department, Zaporozhye Military Registration and Enlistment Office.
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www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-01М Prime Crew: Scott Kelly - Flight Engineer
:: 29.09.2010


Soyuz TMA-01М Prime Crew - Flight Engineer
Scott Joseph KELLY


US AF Colonel,
NASA Astronaut,
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, USA

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
February 21, 1964 in Orange, New Jersey, USA but considers West Orange, New Jersey to be his home town.
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http://www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-01М Backup Crew: Sergey Volkov - Commander
:: 29.09.2010


Soyuz TMA-01М Backup Crew - Commander
Sergei Alexandrovich VOLKOV


Colonel of the Russian Federation Air Forces,
Test Cosmonaut-Instructor
of Yu.A. Gagarin CTC, Russia

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: April 1, 1973, town of Chuguev, Kharkov Region, Ukraine.
Farther: Alexandr Alexandrovich Volkov, born in 1948, Hero of the Soviet Union, USSR Pilot-Cosmonaut, retired colonel.
Mother: Anna Nikolayevna Volkova (Volik), born in 1950, librarian.
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http://www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-01М Backup Crew: Ronald Garan - Flight Engineer
:: 29.09.2010


Soyuz TMA-01М Backup Crew - Flight Engineer
GARAN Ronald John

US AF Colonel
NASA Astronaut, USA

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: October 30, 1961 in Yonkers, New York.
Father: Ronald Garan.
Mother: Linda Lichtblau.
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http://www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-01М Backup Crew: Oleg Kononenko - Flight Engineer
:: 29.09.2010


Soyuz TMA-01М Backup Crew - Flight Engineer
Oleg Dmitrievich KONONENKO


Instructor-Test Cosmonaut, first class,
S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Russia

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: June 21, 1964, town of Chardzhou, Turkmenskaya SSR (Turkmenia).
Farther: Dmitriy Ivanovich Kononenko (1927-1993).
Mother: Taisia Stepanovna Kononenko (Churakova), born in 1927.
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbPwIh6AXTc[/youtube]
tvroscosmos | September 30, 2010
Work on preparing the manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz TMA-01M in the assembly and testing facility at Baikonur.
The planned launch date - October 8, 2010
 
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I almost missed this videos :

Arrival of primary and secondary crew to Baikonur :

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zDu9RAy2Bs[/youtube]
tvroscosmos | September 28, 2010

Flag rising ceremony :

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRTqKbC1rHo[/youtube]
tvroscosmos | September 28, 2010

Soyuz TMA fuelling :

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWx2RRIJaW4[/youtube]
tvroscosmos | September 28, 2010
 
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www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-01M Crews Continue Preflight Training at Baikonur
:: 01.10.2010

Soyuz TMA-01M crews- prime (Alexander Kaleri (Roscosmos), Oleg Skripochka (Roscosmos), Scott Kelly (NASA)), and backup (Sergey Volkov, Oleg Kononenko and Ronald Garan) run their preflight training sessions at the training facility of GCTC at Baikonur, site 17.
The crews study onboard files and Soyuz TMA-M mission program, ISS ODFs, Soyuz comm. Paths during the launch sequence, etc. In addition, the crews perform their usual sport training courses.
Soyuz TMA-01M launch to the International Space Station is slated for Oct. 8, at 03.10 MSK.

Roscosmos PAO

www.federalspace.ru : Baikonur: Intensive Prelaunch Operations Under Human Spaceflight Program
:: 01.10.2010

Experts of the Russian space industry continue intensive work under human spaceflight program at Baikonur.
Soyuz TMA-01M vehicle today prepared for fairing incapsulation at site 254. In the same building, Progress M-08M undergoes leak checks in the vacuum chamber.
In parallel, Soyuz-FG and Soyuz-U launchers undergo processing at site 112. Hardware is mounted on Soyuz-FG; final tests of the boosters are carried out. Soyuz-U which is to loft the Progress is accommodated in its test bench.
Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA-01M launch is slated for 3.10 MSK, Oct. 8.
Progress M-08M is to begin its mission to the International Space Station on Oct. 27.

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www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-M Fairing Incapsulation Completed
:: 02.10.2010

Experts of the Russian space industry completed fairing incapsulation on the Soyuz TMA-M crew vehicle, which was after than installed in the test bench for further preparations for the second crew fit-check to take place on Oct. 3.
Soyuz TMA-M is to be launched aboard Soyuz-FG rocket on Oct. 8, at 3.10. The vehicle is to deliver 3 crew members to the International Space Station.

Roscosmos PAO

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIRNsYqbsPQ[/youtube]
tvroscosmos | October 01, 2010
 
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http://www.federalspace.ru :Soyuz TMA-01M Prepared for the Second Crew Fit Check
:: 02.10.2010

Soyuz TMA-01M crew vehicle today is prepared for the fit check to take place tomorrow. In addition, launch escape system stabilizing units have been installed on the fairing.
Soyuz TMA-01M is slated to begin its mission to the International Space Station on Oct. 8.

Roscosmos PAO

www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-01M Crew Hosts Press Day at Baikonur
:: 02.10.2010

Baikonur space port: mass media spent this morning making their reports about Soyuz TMA-01M crew training.
Soyuz TMA-01M crews- prime (Alexander Kaleri (Roscosmos), Oleg Skripochka (Roscosmos), Scott Kelly (NASA)), and backup (Sergey Volkov, Oleg Kononenko and Ronald Garan)– hosted the Press Day today at GCTC premises, Baikonur.
The crews demonstrated Soyuz manual docking simulation, sporting exercises, 0-g training.
Cosmonauts and astronauts also played billiards and ping-pong.
In the afternoon, prime crew planted trees in the Cosmonaut Alley. The tradition was initiated by the first space man Yury Gagarin, and followed by each Soyuz crew.
Soyuz TMA-01M crew continue preflight training in line with the schedule. Tomorrow cosmonauts and astronauts will have their second fit-check in the Soyuz vehicle.

Roscosmos PAO

Photo credit: S.Sergeev (Yuzhny Space Center)
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www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz Rocket Integrated for Launch on Oct. 8
:: 04.10.2010

Soyuz-FG LV intended for the launch of the Soyuz TMA-01M vehicle on Oct. 8 is to be moved to pad 1 tomorrow for further final prelaunch processing within the 3 days remaining till the launch.
Last night, the Soyuz TMA upper composite was delivered to facility 112 for integration with the launcher.
Mounting of the launch escape system on the top of the rocket is the most complicated operation to be carried out today. The upper composite is to be mated with the third stage first, and then the stack will be integrated with stages 1 and 2.
State Board tonight is to give its ‘go’ for the roll out to take place tomorrow morning.
The launch is slated for Oct. 8, at 3.10 MSK.

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Two fotoreports by Energia :

http://www.energia.ru : Soyuz TMA-M crew check inspection
October 3, 2010.

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-M transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program.

In the assembly/test building primary (Scott Kelly (NASA, USA), Alexander Kalery, Oleg Skripochka (Roscosmos, Russia)) and backup (Ronald Garan (NASA, USA), Sergey Volkov and Oleg Kononenko (Roscosmos, Russia)) crews of the Soyuz TMA-M transportation spacecraft made a check inspection of the spacecraft in the launch configuration and got acquainted with equipment to be delivered and returned to the ground.
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www.energia.ru : Orbital module containing the Soyuz TMA-M transported for the general integration with LV
October 3, 2010

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-M transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program.

Orbital module of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle, containing the Soyuz TMA-M manned spacecraft was transported from the spacecraft processing facility for the general integration with LV.
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http://www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA-01М Roll Out Took Place This Morning
:: 05.10.2010

Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA-01M launch campaign at Baikonur is close to its end.
This morning the LV was rolled out from the integration and test facility and transported to launch pad 1 (“Gagarin’s” launch pad). After the erection, service towers were installed on the LV. L-3 operations began.
The launch is to occur on Oct.8.

Roscosmos PAO

http://www.energia.ru : Energia photoreport
At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-M transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program.

A rollout of the Soyuz spacecraft from the assembly-test facility to the launch site was provided. The Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with the Soyuz TMA-M transport spacecraft was erected on the launch pad. Operations under the launch minus two days program began.

The launch of the Soyuz-FG integrated launch vehicle with the Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft to the ISS Orbital Complex is planned for October 8, 2010.
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